Industrial risk

The presence of factories using or keeping chemical substances for their production activities in the territory exposes the population and surrounding environment to industrial risk. An industrial accident can in fact cause harm to population and territory.

The effects on human health in the event of exposure to the toxic substances released into the atmosphere during an accident vary, depending on the characteristics of the substances, relevant concentration, period of exposure and quantity absorbed.

Effects on the environment are linked with contamination of soil, water and atmosphere by toxic substances. Effects on objects mainly involve damage to structures.
A full awareness of these aspects is crucial for reducing industrial risk to the lowest possible levels, preventing harm to health and environment.

Evaluation activities of the phenomenon is a responsibility of the Technological Risk Unit, that belongs to Office II - Hydrogeological and man-made risks